Training and Service Projects


We hope that during our members' year of service they have a chance to not only help their communities and assigned school site but that they also have a chance to grow personally and professionally during their service term.

All trainings and meetings take place within the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District service area with the exception of the Member Celebration which is held in Lansing.

Our program offers numerous training sessions to its members throughout the first month of service. Trainings occur during orientation in September and during mandatory monthly member meetings.

Examples of Trainings

  • Orientation to AmeriCorps
  • Program Goals, Objectives
  • Overview of Local Non-Profit Organizations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • CPR Training and First Aid
  • Team Building
  • School Protocol
  • Coaching Techniques
  • Professional Conduct
  • Life After AmeriCorps
  • Special Needs Students

Local Service Project

During the national AmeriCorps Week, members will design, conduct and participate in a local service project as a group (required activity).

National Days of Service

Members will design and participate in at least one National Day of Service project. 

  • Make a Difference Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • National Youth Service Day
  • National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • National Family Volunteer Day
  • Global Youth Service Day
  • Join Hands Day